Top Models And Actresses Share Their Best Skincare Secrets

One of the first things you tend to notice about a person is the condition of their skin. Since a wide array of factors, from age to stress levels, play into how healthy your skin is, the search for tips and tricks never ends. If anyone seems to have the ultimate skincare secrets, it’s models and actresses like Kendall Jenner and Jessica Alba. From washing their face with lemon juice to sleeping with a humidifier, you may be surprised how simple and inexpensive these pieces of advice can be. Read on for the skincare regimens of some of the most flawless celebrities around.

Kendall Jenner: Egg Whites And Lemon Juice

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Kendall Jenner emerged as the model of the Kardashian family, which speaks volumes considering they’ve all appeared in countless magazines. The fashionista told Vogue Australia that she mixes a beaten egg white and half a lemon’s worth of lemon juice to apply to her face as a spot treatment.

The acidic but natural treatment helps to destroy acne-causing bacteria while infusing the face with nutrients to keep it glowing and refreshed. Kendall says she leaves the concoction on for 30 minutes before rinsing.

Miranda Kerr: Noni Is The Key

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Noni is an evergreen tree that is used to make medication for a variety of ailments, including for the skin. Since it is potent in vitamins and minerals and acts as an antioxidant, there are juice and tea versions that model Miranda Kerr swears by.

Though the celebrity says she’s been drinking it for over a decade, WebMD warns that these noni beverages may cause liver damage to some. To be safe, check with your doctor, or stick to Miranda’s noni-infused skincare line.

Gwyneth Paltrow: Exfoliate Every Day

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Gwyneth Paltrow tells Vogue that she keeps her skin looking fresh and young by exfoliating it each and every day. At the same time, she’s choosy about which products she uses. She favors an alpha and beta hydroxy acid mask.

Once the toxins are pulled out, she uses a grapeseed oil serum to infuse her skin with antioxidants. Considering that this leading lady doesn’t seem to age, we would trust her advice when it comes to looking fresh-faced.

Jessica Alba: Hydrating Masks Are Vital During Travel

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Jessica Alba may have one of the most flawless faces in Hollywood, and it’s not just because of her good genes. Her Honest makeup and skincare line is all about doing what’s good for your skin, so she’s the perfect person to seek advice from.

One thing Jessica tells Glamour she’d be lost without is hydrating skin masks. She opts for those that are free of synthetic fragrances that are harsh on her skin. Jessica says that they especially come in handy when she’s traveling because planes dry her skin out.

Heidi Klum: Drink Milk Every Day

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Heidi Klum has a more holistic way of thinking about skincare and aging. For her, the most important thing is staying strong, and that’s why she drinks a glass of whole milk every day.

She even went so far as to tell Allure, “When I’m pregnant, I drink a liter of whole milk a day—my trainer would say that’s crazy, but it works for me.” Though some people don’t take as well to lactose, the key is that nutrient-dense liquids are the fountain of youth.

Sofia Vergara: Sunblock!

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The hilarious and charismatic Sofia Vergara says that when it comes to her skin, sunblock is vital. Regardless of how easily your skin burns, the sun can do some damage over time that leads to aging.

When it comes to sunblock, it can be easy to forget about your face, especially if you’re worried about acne. Sofia told Vogue that she started using sunblock on her face when she was in her twenties, and her only regret is that she didn’t apply it to her chest, too. Be sure to get a brand that doesn’t clog your pores.

Jennifer Aniston: You Are What You Eat

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Jennifer Aniston says her glowy appearance has everything to do with what she eats. For her, it’s less about what she puts on her body and all about what she puts in her body. In an interview with Vogue, she emphasized the saying, “you are what you eat.”

She mentioned the noticeable difference between eating something processed versus eating a veggie-filled salad with a lean protein. The micronutrients in fruits and vegetables help your skin repair itself, so we can see what she means!

Cindy Crawford: Eat Healthy And Be Grateful

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Cindy Crawford agrees with Jennifer Aniston in terms of caring for your skin from the inside out. Her idea of a healthy diet is eating 80% ideal 80% of the time. If that math is a little too tricky for you, just opt for significantly more foods that you can be proud of than ones you know are not the best for you.

The legendary supermodel also believes that gratitude is an important part of beauty. Being grateful can help reduce immune-depleting stress. If you’ve ever seen someone with deep eyebrow creases, you know what she means.

Selena Gomez: Wash, Tone, Moisturize

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Actress and singer Selina Gomez went through her adolescence on the big screen but somehow managed to skip over her breakout years. When it comes to keeping her skin under control, she follows a three-step regimen: wash, tone, and moisturize.

Though her process remains the same, she told Allure that she loves to try different products. Selena added that her problem area is her chin, so she puts on a mask and a humidifier immediately after her concerts.

Anne Vyalitsyna: Put Fruit On Your Face

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Cucumbers have long been used on eyelids to reduce swelling, but that’s not the only fruit that model Anne Vyalitsyna takes advantage of. She says, “There’s no need for expensive cosmetic creams as long as you have fruit in your fridge.”

Anna says her favorite fruits to mash into a homemade face mask are avocados, banana, strawberries, and blueberries. She also uses cucumbers as a toner for her entire face, not just her eyes. Just be sure you wash the fruit off in the kitchen sink where there’s a disposal!

Candice Swanepoel: Stick With Green Tea And Tea Tree Oil

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Models have a plethora of skincare products at their disposal, but that doesn’t mean they all work. Candice Swanepoel can attest that sometimes, simpler is better. She says that her skin is too sensitive for many ingredients.

That’s why she sticks with a green tea face wash to cleanse her skin and follows it up with tea tree oil as a moisturizer. It’s amazing how effective and inexpensive natural products with few ingredients can be.

Gigi Hadid: Use Toothpaste And Keep It Simple

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Gigi Hadid has been a model since she was two, so she knows all about skin maintenance. She says that a trick her mom handed down to her is applying toothpaste to a pimple. She places a wet piece of toilet paper on top and sleeps with it.

In the morning, it’s all dried up and comes right off! Gigi also says that she uses simple products from CVS rather than a laundry list of designer products. She warns against making your skin reliant on a plethora of products unnecessarily.

Bella Hadid: Wash Off Your Makeup Before Bed

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Gigi’s younger sister, Bella Hadid, is also a model with impeccable skin. Like Gigi, Bella’s skincare routine is rather simple. Her primary regimen is merely keeping her face as clean as possible.

Bella told Vogue that she does her best to remove her makeup every night before bed. She says that when she doesn’t, she’ll wake up in the middle of the night: “My body knows!” When she does wakeup with makeup on, she’ll immediately go wash it off and moisturize before drifting back to sleep.

Bridget Malcolm: Sleep With A Humidifier

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Model Bridget Malcolm has a few tricks up her sleeve when it comes to looking her best. To keep her skin moisturized, she ensures that her environment isn’t too dry by using a humidifier at night while she sleeps.

Bridget also told Vogue Australia that she uses moisturizers with pure shea butter and is sure to include omega-3s in her diet. She said, “I have found when I don’t have as much fat in my diet, my hair, skin and nails suffer.” To top it off, the model drinks a gallon of water every day.

Arizona Muse: Use Coconut Oil As A Makeup Remover

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Many celebrities on this list have mentioned the importance of keeping your face clean, but model Arizona Muse takes this suggestion a step further. A friend told her about using coconut oil as a makeup remover, and she’s been hooked ever since.

The oil is fantastic when it comes to moisturizing skin, and it’s a natural alternative to makeup removers that can contain irritants like fragrances or alcohol. Even those who have naturally oily skin can benefit from the added moisture as it helps prevent your body from overproducing oil.

Carolyn Murphy: Get Your Beauty Rest

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Few things can impact your looks as rapidly as lack of sleep. That’s why Carolyn Murphy places such grave importance on getting a good night’s rest. For the supermodel, that means not having any distractions that could trick her body into thinking it’s time to get up.

Carolyn told Vogue Australia that she doesn’t use any devices with a blue screen after 8 pm and keeps all of her electronics out of the bedroom. She also prefers blackout curtains so that there are no distractions while she sleeps.

Karlie Kloss: Get The Occasional Facial

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Model Karlie Kloss has such clear and glowy skin that you would think she bends over backward each day to follow a strict skincare routine. In reality, she says that her number one rule is as simple as keeping her skin clean.

She admits that her job requires a lot of makeup, so she’s sure to remove it all when she can. Karlie admitted to Vogue UK that her weakness is picking at her skin, a habit she atones for with the occasional facial.

Adriana Lima: Get Your Sweat On

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Model Adriana Lima told Vogue Australia about a few basic rules of thumb she maintains for her flawless skin. As with many models on the list, Adriana is sure she gets enough water and at least eight hours of sleep every night.

She also adds that sweating is essential as it “helps keep your skin clear and glowing.” Indeed, sweating is the body’s natural way of getting rid of toxins. Just be sure that you wash off those toxins so they don’t seep right back into your pores!

Linda Vojtova: Wash Your Makeup Brushes

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Though all of the suggestions so far have to do with taking care of your skin and body, those tips are rendered useless if you aren’t conscientious about makeup brushes. The bristles can harbor bacteria, so it’s vital to keep them clean.

Model Linda Vojtova says that part of her skincare routine is cleaning her makeup brushes with baby shampoo. It not only keeps them free of skin-clogging bacteria but also makes them last longer by preventing clumping.

Karolina Kurkova: Wash Your Face With Lemon Juice

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Model Karolina Kurkova is all for a simple and natural skincare hack. That’s why she simply uses lemon juice to wash her face. She says, “Because of the acid, it pulls everything out that wants to come out.”

Just about any citrus fruit will work as they are characteristically acidic. Just be sure that you follow up with a natural moisturizer, such as coconut or tea tree oil, to make sure you aren’t leaving your skin dry.